People

Principal Investigator

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Kit Parker, Ph.D.
Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics
Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
29 Oxford St., Pierce Hall 324, Cambridge, MA 02138

Visiting Faculty

General Michael D. Phillips, Ph.D.
T: 617-496-0034
29 Oxford St., Room 107B, Cambridge, MA 02138

Kwanwoo Shin, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Director, Institute of Biological Interfaces
Sogang University, Seoul, Korea

Faculty Assistant

Ben

Ben Smith
T: 617-495-1102
29 Oxford St., Room 310, Cambridge, MA 02138

Staff Scientists

Patrick

Patrick Campbell
T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 405, Cambridge, MA 02138

Angie Greer
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

John Ferrier
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Michael Rosnach
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Alexander Cho
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Postdoctoral Fellows & Research Associates

Luke MacQueen
T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Sung Jin Park
T: 617-496-4127
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Francesco Pasqualini
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Benjamin Pope
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lisa Scudder
T: 617-496-4127
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

John Zimmerman
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Keel Yong Lee
T: 617-496-4127
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Luca Cera
58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

Qihan Liu
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224 Cambridge, MA 02138

Johan Ulrik Lind
Cambridge, MA 02138

Herdeline Ardoña
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Graduate Students

Seungkuk Ahn
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Christophe Chantre
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Aaron Glieberman
T: 617-495-3130
60 Oxford St., Room 331, Cambridge, MA 02138

Grant Gonzalez
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Blakely Bussie O’Connor
T: 617-496-4127
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

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George Touloumes
T: 617-495-4870
58 Oxford St., Room 406, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sean L. Kim
T: 617-496-4127
60 Oxford St., Room 332, Cambridge, MA 02138

Visiting Students

Anissa Debza
T: 617-496-3034
58 Oxford St., Room 224, Cambridge, MA 02138

Undergraduate Students

Karaghen Hudson
T: 617-496-0448
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Sayo Eweje
60 Oxford St., Room 323, Cambridge, MA 02138

Charles Alver
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Madeleine Dahl
60 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Michael Peters
58 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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What's New

Post-Doc Opening: Rapid Manufacturing of Regenerative Heart Valves May 7th, 2018

Prof. Kevin Kit Parker’s Disease Biophysics Group at the Harvard University Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering seeks a talented post-doctoral fellow to work on the rapid manufacturing of regenerative heart valves, or JetValves. The candidate will use the proprietary rotary jet spinning technologies developed in the Parker lab to design, build, and test heart valve replacements using natural and synthetic polymeric nanofibers. The goal of this translational project – which is part of an international collaboration with the University of Zurich in Switzerland – is to complete the preclinical characterization of JetValves in preparation for a first-in-man clinical trial.

 

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit their application packet to Prof. Kevin Kit Parker (kkparker@g.harvard.edu) and his admin assistant Dr. Ben Smith (bdsmith@g.harvard.edu) as a single pdf file with the following documents: cover letter, CV, 3 relevant papers, and the names of three referees.

More details found at: https://wyss.harvard.edu/job/rapid-manufacturing-of-regenerative-heart-valves/

 

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

DBGer Professors!! May 4th, 2018

Kit had an opportunity to spend time with some of the former DBGers who have now joined the ranks of the community of scholars. At the Keystone Conference in Big Sky Montana, he spent time with (shown in photo) Professor Megan McCain from the University of Southern California, Professor Ashutosh Agarwal at the University of Miami, and the newly minted Professor Ben Maoz, Tel Aviv University! On his recent trip to Seoul, Kit spent time with Professor Hyunksuk Lee at Yonsei University. We are proud of all of our alumni and grateful to see them out doing great things!

Congrats DBGers Medical School Bound! May 4th, 2018

The DBG celebrates a 100% success rate with its medical school applicants this year. Tara Murty will be attending Stanford Medical School, Madeleine Dahl will be attending Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Charles Alver will enter the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Miami, and Danielle Sawka has been accepted to the BA,MD program at Brown University. Congratulations!!

Congratulations to John Ferrier for winning the 2017 LG UltraWide Festival October 18th, 2017

The DBG would like to congratulate one of our lab managers, John Ferrier, on winning the 2017 LG UltraWide Festival which was hosted by Linus Tech Tips and Austin Evans!

DBG Nanofibers Merge with Art by Carla Ciuffo August 23rd, 2017

The Disease Biophysics Group would like to congratulate and thank Tennessee based artist Carla Ciuffo in her efforts to integrate our nanofibers into her art exhibit “Cosmic Garden” at Tinney Contemporary, opening this Saturday.

“Tundra,” 2017, polished acrylic with floating museum back frame, 48×48 on display at Tinney Contemporary. (Photo: Photo courtesy of the gallery)